Driving equality in news media
WAN-IFRA Women in News partners with media organisations and individuals to close the gender gap in the news media. We do so in the belief that balanced newsrooms, boardrooms and content are key to building resilient news organisations. Our programmes empower people and organisations to work together in support of a healthier, lasting and inclusive news industry.
Our vision is a media industry in which women and men are equal. Equal in the way they are portrayed in news content and equal in their professional roles and treatment in the newsroom within stable media organisations.
Our mission is to increase women’s leadership and voices in the news. We do so by equipping women journalists and editors with the skills, strategies, and support networks to take on greater leadership positions within their organisations. In parallel, WIN partners with media organisations to identify industry-led solutions to create environments that embrace equality, and help navigate the digital transition, and in so doing, build toward greater financial and operational stability. We recognize that gender is a spectrum. We are inclusive of all journalists who identify as women, as well as gender fluid and non-binary people.
We champion equality
We strive for excellence
We collaborate to drive change
We are a supportive community
We empower people
We embrace our differences as our superpower
Where we work
WIN is currently working with more than 80 news organisations from 17 countries, in three regions, including Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe (WIN Africa); Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine (WIN Arab Region); and Myanmar, Vietnam, the Philippines and Indonesia (WIN Southeast Asia).
WIN is supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.